Professor Jim Al-Khalili, OBE is an academic, author and broadcaster. He is a leading theoretical physicist based at the University of Surrey, where he teaches and carries out research in quantum mechanics. He is the author of a number of popular science books, including Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science and the bestselling Life on the Edge (with Johnjoe McFadden). He has presented television and radio documentaries, including the BAFTA-nominated Chemistry: A Volatile History and The Secret Life of Chaos, and hosts BBC Radio 4's popular The Life Scientific series. He was awarded the 2007 Royal Society Michael Faraday Medal and the 2011 Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal. He lives in Hampshire.